Halsey is one of the biggest pop acts in the industry. The artist was honored with the Innovation Award this week at the BandLab NME Awards 2022 recently. Halsey has recently lost a precious part of her life which left her devastated.
Halsey’s heart has been shattered by the untimely death of her favorite dog Jagger. In an Instagram post on Saturday, the Without Me singer paid tribute to her beloved canine. The 27-year-old singer began her sorrowful narrative by stating that she had never fully comprehended the pain of losing a pet until she got her own.
This has been the worst week of my life. Before I had a dog of my own, I would hear people mourn their pets and think “it’s just a dog…” well I couldn’t have been more wrong. I got Jagger when he was just a few weeks old. I sometimes thought about him passing. How would it feel? Well he’d be old and rickety and grumpy by then. We’d spend the last few years giving him extra ice cream and lazy sunbathing days that he loved when he was too old to run in circles. I knew it would hurt and I feared it immensely, but I was at peace that we’d have many more years together and he’d have a long good life. Unfortunately that is not how it happened for us. Jagger was 5 years old and yesterday we lost him to a progressive condition called Myelomalacia. It is sudden and uncommon and unfair with a catastrophic prognosis. Within 3 days my beautiful baby boy went from chasing imaginary birds around the yard and laying in my lap turning his ears up at the sounds of Sesame Street, to having paralysis spread through his body by the hour. It was sudden and shocking and I still haven’t even really processed it. I don’t know why I’m sharing all this besides to just say love your pets every single second because anything can change in a moment. My very first love, who taught me how to be a mommy. My sweet, sarcastic, so very human boy. Every single person who had the privilege of meeting jagger will never forget him. He was that special. If you’re reading this and you don’t have a pet, you might be thinking “it’s just a dog.” Like I maybe used to. But I can tell you you’re wrong. So fucking wrong. It’s the most visceral loss I have ever felt. Like the absence of a vital appendage. Every single second of my day that once revolved around his little habits and routines is now full of just emptiness and silence. If you loved Jagger along with me, thank you for giving him the best life the bestest boy could have ever had. 🌈🌼👑
Along with sharing her favorite images of Jagger, Halsey also discussed his rapid fall after being diagnosed with myelomalacia, a weakening of the spinal cord that causes sudden paralysis. Halsey described watching paralysis grow across his body by the hour in three days, describing it as the worst week of my life.
She talked about how she got Jagger when he was just a few weeks old and how she imagined what it would be like when he died. The damage to the spinal cord caused by myelomalacia can range from minor to severe. In the instance of Mick Jagger, Halsey described his prognosis as catastrophic. RIP.